Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm and also represented loyalty and trust. Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolise heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.
A maiden born when September leaves
Are rustling in September’s breeze,
A sapphire on her brow should bind
`Twill cure diseases of the mind.